The 25th Anniversary Gingerbread City Gala

Farima Tabrizi (FT Images)

The 25th Anniversary Gingerbread City Gala took placed at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar on November 26th, 2018 
 to Showcase Culinary and Gingerbread Masterpieces to Benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County which celebrated its Silver Anniversary Gingerbread City Gala by “Honoring 25 Years of Philanthropic Stars”. Guests mesmerized by masterpiece gingerbread structures created by culinary artists for this year’s theme, Castles & Cottages. This iconic holiday event founded 25 years ago by some of San Diego’s leading philanthropists featured dazzling live entertainment, including harpist Elena Mashovtseva, who has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia, and now serves as the acting principal harp with the San Diego Symphony. Headliner Rebecca Jade brought her sultry artistry and 25 years of recording experience to Gingerbread City while on break from touring with musical icon Sheila E. Dr. Michael Cunningham, Chancellor of National University System joined as the Honoree Host for the 25th Anniversary Gala. Net proceeds help to support the programs and services created and provided to tens of thousands of children and adults living with epilepsy and other seizure disorders in San Diego County at no cost to clients and families. For more information, to purchase tickets or tables, or to make a donation, please visit or call (619) 296-0161.

Photos by Farima Tabrizi (FT Images)